- Patient Care
The LAU School of Pharmacy has partnered with 39 pharmacies and 24 hospitals in Lebanon, as well as Houston Methodist Hospital and four Walgreens sites in the United States, to provide adequate learning and experiential education opportunities to its students.
In addition, the school maintains partnerships with industry leaders and other sponsors, increasing students’ educational and training opportunities while opening up research collaboration options for faculty members.
The school maintains an experiential education agreement with Benta, one of the largest pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies in Lebanon, to provide students and faculty with access to the company’s facilities, equipment, personnel and services.
Similarly, through a partnership with Algorithm, Pharm.D. students can complete their experiential education and training at Algorithm’s facilities and use their laboratories, equipment, services and personnel.
Pharm.D. students have the opportunity to spend five days of training at MERSACO, a leading regional pharmaceutical distributor, where they follow a structured rotation in the Regulatory, Safety and Compliance, and Quality departments. This is part of an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) elective on regulatory affairs.
Students also benefit from an agreement with the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health that allows them to learn the regulatory aspects of the industry by rotating through several departments and services at the ministry and affiliated dispensaries, namely Makhzoumi Foundation, Ajyalouna and Saint Anthony.
Preceptors are licensed professional practitioners who reinforce the education and training of pharmacy students on experiential education rotations in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other school-approved practice sites. Preceptors support the advancement of the school’s academic mission and may also participate in research, service and other creative work as determined by their job description and practice site affiliation. Those who work with the School of Pharmacy on a voluntary or part-time basis are given the title of Adjunct Faculty.
We have 130 preceptors in Lebanon and 62 in the United States.
Every year, the school grants the “Preceptors of the Year” award recognizing the two most committed and exemplary contributors to the education of pharmacy students.